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Sweater-wearing grooms, lots of wine, and local cheese: a laidback Oregon coast wedding

Brian and Chris planned and supervised every single detail of their two-and-a-half-day-long wedding celebration at Camp Westwind. The two took their chances with the unpredictable coastal weather and lucked into a gorgeous sunny day that accented the cheery details, like bright pink and yellow floral centerpieces and the rainbow equality flags hung on a building. Their dog Callisto served double duty as ring bearer and sole wedding party member. The semi-religious ceremony included all of their parents and siblings. Mustachioed table numbers tucked inside wine glasses were in used in lieu of a seating chart, and there was plenty of local Oregon cheese to go around!

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Erin & Shayne’s mustachioed, octopus, and “beericorn” Irish/Texan wedding

This wedding is a pretty easy sell: they had a BEER UNICORN! And vodka slushies! And ocotopus and mustache dresses! And tentacle fingers! And animal centerpieces! And the Cliffs of Insanity! We’re dropping-our-pants-happy about this Texas-meets-Ireland wedding. It’s too much — go on without us and enjoy!

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A most colorful DIY wedding + bonus canine attendant

Rachel and Rich’s photographer, Pilster Photography, described Rachel as “the queen of DIY” so I know some of y’all are going to love this super happy celebration. These two had a limited budget and pulled together a day that radiates sunshine and giggles — complete with having their dog come along for the day.

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Bethany & Shawn’s geeky retro aviation museum wedding

Let me just leave this here: Adventure Time cake, custom manga shoes, retro pin-up style, and a killer aviation museum venue. We can’t even get over the CAKE! You have to see it. Plus, all the awesome group shots in the museum and the sweet kissy-face shots. And let’s not forget the whispered naughty secrets during the portrait session in the comic book store!

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Krista & Colin’s multicultural punk island elopement

Islands views, backgrounds and cultures, WWII history, and their sweet dog named Thor — these are things that make this couple tick. And since both had very different kinds of weddings before, this one only going to be about their love and the meanings behind it. Cue the Scottish island elopement with ink, a mohawk, and lots of ceremonial traditions.

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A retro red and teal wedding that fits us like a glove

Sometimes we see a wedding and we just know it’s a classic match for Offbeat Bride in the best ways possible. That’s you, Kaelen and Nathan, with your handfasting, red and teal color scheme, monster card box, funky mustache props, and sweet blue dress and shrug (that Kaelen made herself!).